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A 41-year-old female asked:

How is fluid drained from the knee?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Via needle aspiratio: Check out material from aafp re knee joint aspiration: http://www.Aafp.Org/afp/2002/1015/p1497.Html. You can also watch youtube videos of knee joint aspiration: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=clmfivdtope. Common point (pun intended): fluid drained from knee (and any other joint) using a needle & syringe after numbing medication & cleaning area off.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
Needle.: The fluid is usually aspirated by a needle and siring.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Why does my knee need to be drained of fluid?

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Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
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Knee fluid: Most of the time to reasons. One is to diagnose the condition. One is to relieve the pressure symptoms if you have a lot of fluid.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How does the doc drain fluid off your knee?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. David Fisher
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Needle and syringe: A needle can be inserted under sterile conditions into the knee and excess fluid can then be aspirated with a syringe. The area of insertion is usually numbed up with a local anesthetic agent. The knee can hold a fair amount of fluid in the form of normal joint fluid or blood, depending on the cause of the excess fluid.
Cicero, NY
A 53-year-old female asked:

Can lymphatic fluid be drained from a knee?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Veena Govila
61 years experience
Warm knee: That is synovial fluid that can be drained easily. It brings a great relief to patients.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Procedure time for draining knee fluid?

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
About 10-15 minutes: From prepping the knee by sterile technique, using a local anaesthetic and draining the fluid.
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